Essay On Environment In Nursing

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Environment I think that there can be many different ways to define what environment means to me as a nurse. In general, environment related to nursing is a place where care can be given. As the TWU School of Nursing 's Philosophy has described, "nurses work to foster accessible, equitable, caring health care communities where individuals work together for the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health" (About Nursing, 2016). Environment doesn 't strictly have to mean the hospital, a doctor 's office, or a medical clinic. Environment can be anything that influences or impacts someone 's health. In fact, "environment is the background for human interactions. It is both external to, and internal to, the individual" (Wayne, 2016). This is why it is so important for nurses to truly cherish the interactions we have with our patients and to create a space of "love and…show more content…
When we realize that our patients and their family members see us, the nurse, as part of their environment and therefore their health experience, we can begin to understand what an impact we have on their overall…show more content…
As health is "either a normative and distinct entity or a process of being/becoming inseparable from the person 's lived experiences" (Thorne et al., p.1262), I need to recognize that the care I provide will be individualized to each unique person. Nurses have the unique opportunity to care for people when they are at their best, and also at their worst. They are able to come alongside those who are experiencing the joy of bringing a new life into this world, receiving the wished-for prognosis of a disease or condition, or simply being there with a patient who is celebrating the small victories of a long-term recovery. Nurses are also able to come alongside those who are ill, hurting, or grieving and provide empathetic and compassionate
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